My husband and I are trying to decide on a type of flooring to use in our kitchen, which also runs into our living room. We want a continuous floor that will be suitable in both spaces. We live in a cold climate, and our kitchen is on the ground level. Option 1: I want to use porcelain tile, and install heated floors over it. My husband is against the idea because he thinks it will be too expensive (after the heating coils etc). Option 2: He wants to use a flooring like cork or bamboo that is suitable for both spaces. I don't like the look of cork, and because the hall that meets the kitchen is already hardwood, I think it would look weird to then join up with a bamboo floor. Option 3: He wants to divide the area into two sides, porcelain in the kitchen and hardwood in the living area. I personally just want ONE continuous floor. HELP US FIND AN OPTION 4, OR 5 .. etc!! We have argued about this for a year now, and I just want to find a compromise, or agree on something -- any other ideas?? Keeping in mind, we are trying to stay on a tight budget!